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: organizers & sponsors :DANISH+ is organized and produced by:

Artistic Director: Bodil Alling Producer: Malene Cathrine Pedersen Project Assistant: Cecilie Fast Festival Assistant: Sofie Skjøtt Administration: Marianne Greve Iversen PR: Ditte Starche Dalsgaard – in cooperation with Cecilie Fast Technical Production: Søren la Cour Programme Editor: Malene Cathrine Pedersen – in cooperation with Cecilie Fast Graphic design: Randi Schmidt I www.randis.dk

Photocredits: page 4 | Morten Fauerby page 5 | Lars Henrik Mordahl page 6 | Bjarke Ørsted page 16 | Morten Fauerby page 18 | Daniel Buchwald page 20 | Claus Stener page 22 | Per Pedersen page 24 | Ditte Valente page 26 | Claus Helbo page 28 | Louise Dybbro page 30 | Anders Hede page 32 | Søren Pagter page 34 | Øyvind Kirchhoff page 36 | Ditte Chemnitz page 38 | Søren Meisner page 40 | Andrè Andersen page 42 | Bo Amstrup page 44 | Ditte Valente

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: content 4 Welcome to :DANISH+ | Bodil Alling, Artistic Director at Teatret Gruppe 38 5 Welcome to Aarhus | Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor of Aarhus 6 Welcome to Denmark | Mette Bock, Danish Minister of Culture 8 Programme | Monday May 7 9 Programme | Tuesday May 8 10 Programme | Wednesday May 9 12 Venues 13 Showcase map

: Theatres & Performances 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44

Teatret Gruppe 38 | HANSEL AND GRETEL Teater V | NOTHING! Frøken Fracasos Kompagni | THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TAME TIGER Kulturmarkt | THE COMICAL TRAGEDY Aaben Dans | THREE LEGS Teatret Gruppe 38 | A STORY OF A HOUSE THAT TURNED INTO A DOT Teater Morgana / Teater Nordkraft | OTTO Teatret Thalias Tjenere | GRAND ILLUSIONS Randers EgnsTeater | palle alone in the world Det Olske Orkester | SUGAR Opgang2 Turnéteater | HABIBI Teater Patrasket | FLY Teater My | I REMEMBER EVERYTHING Teater Refleksion / Andy Manley | NIGHT LIGHT Teatergruppen Batida | SOLO FOR TWO

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: welcome to :danish+ 2018 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT TEATRET GRUPPE 38, BODIL ALLING

: dear guests Welcome to :DANISH+. Once again we have gathered a large handful of great and very different performances, which all have that in common that they want to matter, and move us – and delight children as well as adults. Surely our life experience is somewhat greater than that of the children we play for, but we still misunderstand the world sometimes, conclude wrongly and become unhappy and lonely and fear death in our misunderstandings and our inadequacies. We admit that in our performances – and thus children as well as adults can recognize themselves in us and in our performances.

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Once again a bunch of wonderful and dedicated people from all over the world will visit us. They come because they know that you become happier, more open-minded, more sociable, more courageous, more reflective, wiser – and definitely more beautiful – from watching great theatre. We look forward to meet you, to watch and listen, talk and discuss, to agree and disagree – and raise glasses in the certain knowledge that life is still worth a polka. Be welcome

Bodil Alling Artistic director at Teatret Gruppe 38


: welcome to aarhus Mayor of Aarhus, Jacob Bundsgaard

As mayor, it is my great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the sixth :DANISH+ event, which presents the best of contemporary Danish performing arts for children and young people to theater professionals from around the world here in the lovely city of Aarhus.   Aarhus is a historic city with roots going right back to the Viking age, but at the same time it is a vibrant modern city, where students at numerous places of education create a very special dynamic pulse. Just like :DANISH+, which is an important event in the annual Aarhus cultural calendar.   As the second largest city in Denmark, with a population of over 340.000, Aarhus has everything you could wish for: Michelin-starred restaurants and tempting shops at the heart of the town, and a wide range of culture.

If you’ve visited us before, I’m sure you will notice the many changes that have taken place since the last time you were here. Aarhus is developing. More and more rapidly than ever before. And if this is your first visit to Aarhus, I hope you’ll enjoy all the city has to offer. I can only encourage you to explore our lovely city. In Denmark, Aarhus is known as the City of Smiles. I hope that your stay here will show you why. We’ve certainly been looking forward to welcoming you all.   Welcome and have a pleasant stay.

Jacob Bundsgaard Mayor of Aarhus

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: welcome to denmark THE DANISH MINISTER for CULTURE, mette bock

: dear visitors What a great honor it is to be able to welcome you to Denmark, and to the city of Aarhus. A great city with a vibrant cultural scene and I’m proud to say – one of many in Denmark. Many of you have travelled a long way to visit :DANISH+. I am convinced that this can be attributed to the insisting aspiration of Danish Performing Arts for children and young people to keep seeking and challenging new ways of developing and refining this artform, thereby making it internationally relevant and interesting. You are all here to see and experience Danish performing arts for young audiences. This showcase is a great venue for the Danish Performing Arts for children and young people to show of what Danish artists are capable of. 6

When seeing the performances, you will get a picture of a segment of Danish artists that are extraordinarily brave and always take their audience seriously. Shows with high artistic quality performed at eye height are the trade mark. Something that I as minister for culture am very proud of. I am sure that you will have many fruitful dialogues and will benefit from visiting :DANISH+. Hopefully through inviting the Danish performing artists to your countries and to your festivals, but also from meeting international colleagues from Denmark and from around the world. I hope you will feel free and inspired to engage in various dialogues and hopefully future collaborations – in- and outside of the scope of this showcase. It is through meetings and showcases like this that we enhance the international under-


standing of our individual arts & culture. We are able to experience the feeling of understanding and being engaged in a performance from a whole different cultural perspective, reflecting in it, feelings that are universal – which speaks to all of us. That is so important, and that is what the world of arts and culture is capable of doing. Welcome to the sixth edition of :DANISH+. Welcome to Aarhus and welcome to Denmark.

Mette Bock Minister for Culture

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programme

: monday may 7 th TIME activity

VENUE

13.30

Welcome and Registration Drop-in Registration between 13.30-14.15 Welcome 14.15

Teatret Gruppe 38

14.30

HANSEL AND GRETEL by Teatret Gruppe 38

Teatret Gruppe 38

15.45 NOTHING! by Teater V 17.15 THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TAME TIGER by Frøken Fracasos Kompagni

Teater Katapult

18.15 Dinner

Spiselauget

Godsbanen, Åbne Scene

20.00 THE OFFICIEL OPENING Teater Katapult Welcome speech by Artistic Director at Teatret Gruppe 38, Bodil Alling 20.05 THE COMICAL TRAGEDY Teater Katapult by Kulturmarkt 21.20

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Official opening reception Welcome speech by Rabih Azad Ahmed, Alderman for Culture and Citizen’s Service

Godsbanen, Remisen


programme

: tuesday may 8th TIME activity

VENUE

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Godsbanen, Åbne Scene

THREE LEGS by Aaben Dans

A STORY ABOUT A HOUSE THAT TURNED INTO A DOT Teater Katapult by Teatret Gruppe 38

11.40 Lunch

Spiselauget

13.30

OTTO by Teater Morgana & Teater Nordkraft

Teater Refleksion

14.45

GRAND ILLUSIONS by Teatret Thalias Tjenere

Godsbanen, Indoor/Outdoor

15.50

palle alone in the world by Randers EgnsTeater

Teater Katapult

17.00

SUGAR by Det Olske Orkester

Godsbanen, Åbne Scene

18.30

Dinner

Godsbanen, Remisen

20.45

HABIBI by Opgang2 Turnéteater

Teater Refleksion

21.45

Evening café

Teater Refleksion, Café

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: wednesday may 9th yellow team TIME activity

VENUE

10.00

FLY by Teater Patrasket

Godsbanen, Ã…bne Scene

11.00

I REMEMBER EVERYTHING by Teater My

Godsbanen, Kedlen

11.30 Lunch

Spiselauget

13.25 NIGHT LIGHT by Teater Refleksion / Andy Manley

Teater Refleksion

14.30

SOLO FOR TWO by Teatergruppen Batida

Teater Katapult

15.15

Tapas & Goodbye

Spiselauget

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: wednesday may 9th blue team TIME activity

VENUE

10.00

FLY by Teater Patrasket

Godsbanen, Ã…bne Scene

11.05

NIGHT LIGHT by Teater Refleksion / Andy Manley

Teater Refleksion

12.15 Lunch

Spiselauget

13.45 I REMEMBER EVERYTHING by Teater My 14.30 SOLO FOR TWO by Teatergruppen Batida

Godsbanen, Kedlen

15.15

Spiselauget

Tapas & Goodbye

Teater Katapult

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: GODSBANEN Skovgaardsgade 3 | 8000 Aarhus C www.godsbanen.dk

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: TEATER KATAPULT Skovgaardsgade 3 | 8000 Aarhus C www.katapult.dk

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: TEATER REFLEKSION Frederiksgade 72B – the back building | 8000 Aarhus C www.refleksion.dk

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: TEATRET GRUPPE 38 Mejlgade 55B – the back building | 8000 Aarhus C www.gruppe38.dk

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: HOTEL RITZ / SHOWCASE HOTEL Banegårdspladsen 12 | 8000 Aarhus C www.hotelritz.dk

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THEATRES : PERFORMANCES

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teatret gruppe 38

: hansel and gretel DATE: monday May 7 th | TIME: 14.30 | VENUE: teatret gruppe 38

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: About the performance

: About teatret gruppe 38

A 20 years anniversary

Teatret Gruppe 38 is a prizewinning theatre located in the city of Aarhus, Denmark and led by the Artistic Director, writer and actress Bodil Alling.

Now, listen to me! We have to do something! We will die from hunger! Tomorrow we will give the children a piece of bread and take them into the forest. We will light a fire, then we will go away and leave them behind. J. Grimm

The theatre strives to create intimate, thoughtful and poetic theatre, for children and adults. Teatret Gruppe 38 also organizes and co-organizes a number of festivals and biennales – including :DANISH+.

The wonderful thing about fairytales is that they are entertaining as well as useful. They are incredible stories about fighting against life’s difficulties, about distinguishing between good and evil and about sorting out all those confusing impressions that reality offers.

: THE PRESS WROTE “The gradual procession of tale and projected images

“The penetrating gaze of Bodil Alling grips the audience

reaches a wonderful climax full of sound and noise and

from the outset, compelling them to listen ...

wind; a testimony to elegant staging, where every

A magical, intimate piece of theatre.”

detail has been calculated and revealed.”

The Herald Scotland

The Advertiser

PERFORMERS: Bodil Alling & Søren Søndberg DIRECTOR: Hans Rønne AGE GROUP: From 8 years

SET DESIGN: Gitte Baastrup

DURATION: 40 min.

CREATED BY: Teatret Gruppe 38, based on the fairytale

Available LANGUAGES: English, German & Danish

Hansel and Gretel by The Grimm Brothers TECHNICIAN: Søren la Cour

WEBSITE: www.gruppe38.dk

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Teater v

: nothing! Date: monday may 7 th | Time: 15.45 | Venue: teater katapult

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: About the performance

: About teater v

Meaningful Danish theatre about the threat of nothingness ...

Teater V in Valby, Copenhagen is a small but active theatre, producing new Danish drama every year.

One day Pierre-Anthon climbs up in a tree and stays there. From there he shouts to his classmates: “Nothing means anything – therefore there is no reason to do anything”. His classmate decides to prove him wrong and starts to find things that matters to them. Everyone has to contribute and the more painful their sacrifices are, the more important is it, right? 

The main purpose is to present relevant theatre for the young, teenagers, adults and elderly people. Every season the theatre has between 15-17 different shows, guest plays and international visits.

Teater V presents Pelle Koppel’s critically acclaimed stage version of Janne Teller’s award-winning, existential young adult novel about 13-year-old Pierre-Anthon who one day declares that there is no meaning to life.

: THE PRESS WROTE “In parts amusing, but in others downright disturbing,

“... The emotional impact it left on me is unlike any

Nothing! is a thought-provoking piece with accomplished,

theatre I have seen before it. Truly, Nothing! matters.

versatile performances and staging.”

Nothing! matters a great deal.”

H H H H H Broadway World

H H H H H Flora Gosling

H H H H The Scotsman

PERFORMERS: Mikkel Reenberg & Ane Helene Hovby DIRECTOR: Pelle Koppel AGE GROUP: From 14 years

SET DESIGN: Claus Helbo

DURATION: 65 min.

LIGHTING DESIGN: Clement Irbi

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English & Danish WEBSITE: www.teater-v.dk

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Frøken Fracasos Kompagni

: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TAME TIGER Date: monday may 7 th | Time: 17.15 | Venue: godsbanen, åbne scene

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: About the performance

: About frøken fracasos kompagni

A death-defying circus comedy

Frøken Fracasos Kompagni is a touring company with roots in clowning, bouffon and physical comedy. Both actors trained at “Ecole Philippe Gaulier” in London.

Look forward to experience the amazing story of tiger trainer Mabel Stark. The orphan Mary escapes her overprotective aunt, jumps on a circus train and wakes up in the tigers cage. The little girl has found her calling – she wants to train wild animals. Soon she is the best! The most famous!!  Her acts gets more and more dangerous ... till something goes wrong ... cause there is no such thing as a tame tiger.

: THE PRESS WROTE “We are spellbound.”

H H H H H Børn i byen “Endearing and absolutely magical.” Teateravisen “Makes the grown ups cheer as loud as the kids.” Information

PERFORMERS: Anna Panduro & Maja Skovhus Rehøj MANUSCRIPT: The cast AGE GROUP: 7–11 years

DIRECTOR: Alex Byrne

DURATION: 55 min.

SET DESIGN: Marie Chemnitz

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English & Danish

LIGHT & SOUND: Elke Laleman

WEBSITE: www.frkfracaso.com

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kulturmarkt

: the comical tragedy Date: monday may 7 th | Time: 20.05 | Venue: teater katapult

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: About the performance

: About kulturmarkt

A comedy about becoming oneself

Kulturmarkt is created to add what is not already there. They produce theatre-, comedy- and magic shows – all build on the basis of a good story.

An actress and her part must perform an important scene together. But not everything goes as planned. The actress is overwhelmed with anxiety and the part must take over. The part realises that it likes the spotlight and the actress must fight to reclaim the stage and stand up for herself. Maybe that was the parts plan all along? The Comical Tragedy is about the fear of failing and the road toward daring to do what you really dream about. It is a story about becoming oneself and listen to that little voice inside that sometimes speaks the truth.

: THE PRESS WROTE “It’s simply masterfully done. Its exemplary acting

H H H H H Ungt Teaterblod

work, precise and deathly charming. It might look like improvisation, but trust me – it’s all planned.”

H H H H H KOP kultur

Teateravisen

H H H H H Den 4. Væg “An actor’s power performance and a bold, intelligent and comical script.”

H H H H H Kanal Nordjylland

H H H H H Morten Hede

PERFORMER: Mette Rønne MANUSCRIPT: Eva Bonfanti & Yves Hunstad AGE GROUP: From 15 years

DIRECTOR: Anders Brink

DURATION: 75 min.

LIGHT: Mads Maybom

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English & Danish WEBSITE: www.kulturmarkt.dk

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aaben dans

: three legs Date: tuesday may 8 th | Time: 10.00 | Venue: godsbanen, ĂĽbne scene

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: About the performance

: About aaben dans

Nominated for a Reumert 2017

Aaben Dans is a regional dance theatre based in Roskilde. Aaben Dans creates performances for both the young and adult audience, tour nationally and internationally, conducts workshops and curates the international dance festival for young audiences – SWOP.

A performance about support for the youngest children from 1½ years old and elderly people. We need all the support we can get when we enter into life, exactly as we need support when our body’s abilities fade out by the end of life. And through life, we need each other to keep the balance. Three Legs is a humoristic and touching journey through all the phases of life, where everybody needs support.

: THE PRESS WROTE “Thomas Eisenhardt and Catherine Poher know the art of patching the simple and recognizable patterns of movement with a myriad of associations to the many possibilities of the game ...” Teateravisen

PERFORMERS: Ole Birger Hansen, Antoinette Helbing & Henna Kaikula AGE GROUP: 1½ years old and elderly

DIrecTorS: Thomas Eisenhardt & Catherine Poher

DURATION: 35 min. + play afterwards

SeT DeSIgN: Thomas Eisenhardt & Catherine Poher

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES:

muSIc: Lars Greve

French, English, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish & Danish

coNSulTANcy wITHIN VISuAl DeSIgN: Cai-Ulrich von Platen

WEBSITE: www.aabendans.dk

coNSulTANcy wITHIN lIgHT DeSIgN: Carina Persson TecHNIQue: Elke Laleman

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Teatret gruppe 38

: a story of a house that turned into a dot Date: tuesday may 8 th | Time: 11.00 | Venue: teater katapult

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: About the performance Brand new performance by Teatret Gruppe 38 Premiered February 2018 She became so hopping mad She became so fizzling furious She became so livid with rage that she opened the window and climbed down the ladder and then she ran. She ran and ran and ran And ranranran And she ran there and she ran around And ran over and ran under And ran down down down down down And ran upupupupup

And And And The

ran forward and ran along ran of of of when she turned house had turned into a dot.

: About teatret gruppe 38 Teatret Gruppe 38 is a prizewinning theatre located in the city of Aarhus, Denmark and led by the artistic director, writer and actress Bodil Alling. The theatre strives to create intimate, thoughtful and poetic theatre, for children and adults. Teatret Gruppe 38 also organizes and co-organizes a number of festivals and biennales – including DANISH+.

: THE PRESS WROTE “A true Teatret Gruppe 38 production with

“The adventure embodies such an elemental feeling as

the theatre’s usual aesthetics and creativity –

anger – and let’s us recall and reflect about that state

and international format. It’s just dreamy.”

of mind ... It is first class theatre.”

Teateravisen

H H H H H Kulturmagasinet Fine Spind

“The performance manages to create a captivating universe.”

H H H H H Den 4.væg

PERFORMERS: Bodil Alling, Søren Søndberg & Søren la Cour DIRECTOR: Catherine Poher AGE GROUP: From 8 years

CREATED BY: Catherine Poher, Bodil Alling,

DURATION: 40 min.

Søren Søndberg, Søren la Cour, Sara Topsøe-Jensen,

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English & Danish

Agnès Limbos, Philippe LeFebvre, Olivier Guillemain, Lars K. Olesen, Marie Netterstrøm

WEBSITE: www.gruppe38.dk

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Teater morgana / teater nordkraft

: otto

Date: tuesday may 8 th | Time: 13.30 | Venue: teater refleksion

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: About the performance Once there was a man and a woman, whose biggest desire was to have a baby. One day the man finds a piece of wood in the forest, and it looks exactly like a child. It indeed turns out to be alive. They adopt him and call him Otto. And they love him more than anything. But Otto has a scary appetite ... A crazy, grusome story full of music and humour – Based on the Czech fairy-tale Otesanek.

: About teater morgana Teater Morgana was founded in 1997 by the two actors, Margit Szlavik and Kaj Pedersen and the artistic director Jørgen Sejr. Margit and Kaj met each other in 1983 working for The Blue Horse theatre, where they stayed

for 15 more years, until leaving to form their own company. Over the years they have toured extensively throughout Europe and performed in several countries in Asia. Since 1997, both Margit and Kaj have worked periodically with other theatres, as freelance actors or directors. : about TEATER NORDKRAFT Teater Nordkraft is part of the NORDKRAFT building in the new creative cluster on the Aalborg harbor front. Aalborg is the center of Northern Denmark. Each year Teater Nordkraft presents more than 250 courageous and stunning performances for all ages within a wide range of genres, but with a focus on crossover aesthetics and new forms. Teater Nordkraft has a strong international profile with international guest performances, international in-house productions and a growing international touring activity.

: THE PRESS WROTE “Dramaturgic the show is full of tightness and intensity

“... a surprisingly made show about dying to get

and the ongoing action is totally unpredictable taking

something and be driven to despair after having

us by surprise all through the show ...”

obtained it ...”

Teateravisen

Teateravisen

PERFORMERS: Margit Szlavik & Kaj Pedersen DIRECTOR: Alex Byrne AGE GROUP: 7-11 years

MANUSCRIPT: Margit Szlavik, Kaj Pedersen & Alex Byrne

DURATION: 50 min.

SET DESIGN: The group

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English & Danish

MUSICIAN: Bastian POPP

WEBSITE: www.teatermorgana.dk + www.teaternordkraft.dk

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Teatret thalias tjenere

: grand illusions Date: tuesday may 8 th | Time: 14.45 | Venue: godsbanen, Indoor/outdoor

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: About the performance Melodramatic Silent Cinematic Theatre: Aarhus, 1910 – the Golden Age of Danish Silent Cinema. Where heroes are heroes and villains are really not very nice. A plucky little film company struggles to finish their masterpiece. This will surely be their breakthrough, especially for the young heroine, Asti. The revolutionary invention has created a world of hope and inspiration, where talents are born and where each day brings new wonders. But cheating, sabotage and other villainy is the order of the day in the competition between aspiring companies, and Asti soon finds herself caught in a web of lies and hidden motives which will test her loyalty, friendship and even love.

Who is the villain and who’s the hero, when the camera stops running? In Teatret Thalias Tjenere’s wild, visual, comic mask universe, we travel back to the time when Aarhus’ streets were whirring with movie cameras – before Hollywood was invented. It’s funny. Surprising. And for the whole family!

: About teatret thalias tjenere Since 1996, Teatret Thalias Tjenere has produced original work using masks of all sorts. Often without words, their ensemblecreated, layered performances aim to engage and challenge the young, while speaking to the child in the adult.

: THE PRESS WROTE “Delightful. Impressive. A lovely performance it is.

“A company who truly master their art. The audience

Mask theatre is a rather special form, which Teatret

is completely transported to another world ...”

Thalias Tjenere has refined over the span of many years

Jury’s Motivation, Performing Arts Platform

now. Grand Illusions is a beautiful demonstration of how

Audience Award

much they are capable of – all without a single word!” Teateravisen

PERFORMERS: Linda Fallentin, Sune Abel & Stephan Vernier AGE GROUP: Family performance – from 5 years

MANUSCRIPT: Ensemble

DURATION: 45 min.

DIRECTOR: Michael Fields

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: Non-verbal

SET DESIGN: Stephan Vernier COMPOSER: Loz Kaye

WEBSITE: www.thaliastjenere.dk

MASKS: Stephan Vernier

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randers egnsteater

: palle alone in the world Date: tuesday may 8 th | Time: 15.50 | Venue: Teater katapult

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: About the performance

: About randers egnsteater

Palle alone in the world is a performance which puts focus on the eternal issue of the big difference of being alone and being lonely. Sometimes the world is unfriendly. Everything that surrounds you is stupid and unfair right from you wake up in the morning. You could allow yourself to wish that both the harsh mother, the malicious dog that lives upstairs, and the classmates were not there. What if you were alone in the world and could decide everything yourself? That would be amazing! On the other hand, would it?

Randers EgnsTeater is a regional theatre, with a long history. The theatre’s primary function is to produce high quality theatre for children and young people. The theatre is touring in Denmark and the rest of the world.

We follow the boy Palle when one day he wakes up and discovers that he is the only person in the world. With all the opportunities and challenges it provides. Now he can drive a fire truck, fly an airplane, eat delicious cakes from the bakery shop, and even get the whole playground for himself. However, something is still missing – and it is just more fun to play when you have friends.

: THE PRESS WROTE “... a funny and visual beautiful theatre performance, and in it’s own way created for our modern digital present.” Teateravisen

PERFORMERS: Lisbeth Knopper & Morten Bo Koch MANUSCRIPT: Bent Holm & Giacomo Ravicchio AGE GROUP: From 6-10 years

– based on the book of Jens Sigsgaard

DURATION: 40 min.

DIRECTOR: Giacomo Ravicchio

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English & Danish

SET DESIGN: Giacomo Ravicchio

WEBSITE: www.randersegenteater.dk

LIGHTING DESIGN: Mads Nielsen

COMPOSER: Jerome Baur

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det olske orkester

: sugar – a play about denmark’s black history Date: tuesday may 8 th | Time: 17.00 | Venue: godsbanen, åbne scene

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: About the performance Brand new performance! Premiered February 2018 The sailors: Please believe us when we say: We didn’t do it out of evil. The sea was calling us, and the birds cried Out! Out! We turned our back to our sick and their bloody cough in sweaty handkerchiefs. We ran from bread and water, reproachful stares, the clock on the wall, the black fields, the roaring priests, the fat bellies in the provinces ... We were drawn to the harbours, towards the ships yearningly, creaking, waiting for us to get onboard ... we had no idea what lay ahead ... The Danes have travelled the world, inquisitive and seduced by the exotic, and greedy for riches. Through centuries, sugar has flowed from the West Indian colonies to Copenhagen. In 1878 the biggest labor revolt breaks lose in St. Croix and is never recorded in the Danish history books. Why?

Sugar is the first part of the trilogy: A nations self-hatred – Denmark between shame and self-overestimation, about how the Danes view themselves through the last 300 years. Second part will be called Salt. The third part Knock, knock, knock! Who´s there? In 2020 the trilogy is gathered in one big performance.

: About Det Olske Orkester Stage director and playwright Lotte Faarup and actor Øyvind Kirchhoff founded Det Olske Orkester in Copenhagen in May 2008. It is the aim to create theatre performances in a distinct and experimental style, able to captivate both strong stories, physical expression and imaginative set design and music.

PERFORMERS: Øyvind Kirchhoff, Angelina Watson, Morten Klode, Sofie Ebbesen Nielsen, Ditte Laumann, AGE GROUP: From 12 years

Mireia Serra Voltas

DURATION: 90 min.

MANUSCRIPT: Lotte Faarup

AVAILABLE LANGUAGE: English & Danish

DIRECTOR: Lotte Faarup SET & LIGHTNING DESIGN: Jeppe Lawaetz

WEBSITE: www.detolskeorkester.dk

TECHNICIAN: James Kjølsen COSTUME DESIGNER & SET CONSULTANT: Signe Beckmann SOUND DESIGN: Jonas Jørgensen

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opgang2 turnĂŠTeater

: habibi

Date: tuesday may 8 th | Time: 20.45 | Venue: teater refleksion

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: About the performance Sara is a normal 16-year-old Danish girl. She lives with her parents and spends her time on school, friends and choir practice. One morning Sara awakes and discovers that she now speaks Arabic, and only Arabic. She still thinks in Danish and only understand Danish, but the words coming out of her mouth, are suddenly Arabic.

Habibi is a modern fairy tale about identity, differences and fear. About what happens when fear moves into society, into families and all the way into the individual. Habibi won the Danish Playwright Associations award for Best Children- and Youth Manuscript in 2017.

: About opgang2 turnéteater That is not normal! That is strange and inexplicable. What is going on? All the people she loves become scared of her. Who is Sara? Has she become radicalized? Is she a spy? Has she secretly converted to Islam? Is she just a wanna-be Arab or does she merely crave attention? All of a sudden, Sara is a stranger in her own life. Everything is out of control and she no longer has anything to lose.

Opgang2 Turnéteater was started in 2001 and tours Denmark with theatre that inspires dialogue and debate about ethnic and cultural differences. Every year Opgang2 perform between 150 and 200 times and annually premieres a new play at Aarhus Teater.

: THE PRESS WROTE “The room is packed with intensity and presence

“A beautiful and gripping story and great acting.”

for the entire 60 minutes (...) an excellent text.”

H H H H Ungt Teaterblod

H H H H H Aarhus Stiftstidende “Impresses with great performances (...) the chemistry “Habibi is extremely relevant teenage theatre

between the dark man and the blond girl is extraordinary.”

for everybody.”

Information

H H H H Kristeligt Dagblad

PERFORMERS: Chadi Abdul Karim, Bolette Bjerre & Mads Horsbøl AGE GROUP: From 13 years

MANUSCRIPT: Pia Marcussen

DURATION: 60 min.

DIRECTOR: Pia Marcussen

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English & Danish

SET DESIGN: Gitte Bøg TECHNICIAN: Inge Line Lautrup Jessen

WEBSITE: www.opgang2.dk

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Teater patrasket

: fly

Date: wednesday may 9 th | Time: 10.00 | Venue: godsbanen, ĂĽbne scene

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: About the performance

: About teater patrasket

Poetic puppet theater drama!

Teater Patrasket is a well-known traveling theatre from Copenhagen, who make theatre for children and other human beings.

Arthur and Marta are two very old puppeteers, who have been together most of their lives. With a magical pavilion as a focal point, they play the story of the poor orphan boy Max, who’s biggest dream is to fly. But being completely alone in the world, Max experiences nothing but humiliation and exploitation. Until he meets the giraffe woman Lily – and the great love that might give him wings ...

A theatre based on playfulness, physicality, visuality and appealing stories – that wishes to deal with the important issues of life through empathy and a gentle touch of humor.

The performance is created in collaboration with director Giacomo Ravicchio and draws on inspirations from melodrama, freak show and circus romance.

: THE PRESS WROTE “Patrasket hold their balance and, through an appealing

“... completely and extraordinarily wonderful.”

belief in the inherent goodness of people, deliver a

Teateravisen

show which is both simple and beautiful.” Teateravisen

PERFORMERS: Maria Myrgård & Dirck Backer DIRECTOR: Giacomo Ravicchio AGE GROUP: From 5 years

MANUSCRIPT: Patrasket & Giacomo Ravicchio

DURATION: 45 min.

SET DESIGN: Giacomo Ravicchio

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English, Swedish & Danish

COMPOSER: Giacomo Ravicchio PUPPETS: Kathrine Karlsen

WEBSITE: www.teaterpatrasket.dk

BUILDER: Steen Molls Rasmussen LIGHT DESIGN: Peter Rasmussen

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Teater my

: i remember everything Date: wednesday may 9 th | Time: 11.00 & 13.45 | Venue: godsbanen, kedlen

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: About the performance

: About teater my

When I think about my day, I remember everything. Because I am me, and inside my head is everything, that I did today. My eyes have seen so many things. My ears have heard so many sounds. Music too. I talk with myself, and everything I say, is something I decided. From the edge of my bed, I can gaze at my entire world. At everyone I know. Tomorrow when I open my eyes I’ll see you. And if you ask, if you can come in here to me I’ll say yes.

Award-winning Teater My aims to create a calm and peaceful experience embracing the very little ones. The productions possess a rare ability to generate a warm atmosphere of poetic and reflective moments. Teater My creates a secure relatable environment, where the simple exciting stories and images are given space to come into existence.

It is time to fall asleep. From the bedside we glance out of the window looking at the moon and the sky lit by stars. The house is full of sounds, and the mind is full of thoughts. Right here the story begins ...

: THE PRESS WROTE “Mette Rosleff is one of a kind. An outstanding

“With a breathtaking charm, Theatre My excels

performance for the little ones and adults too.”

in mesmerizing the little ones. Pure magic.”

H H H H H CPH Culture

H H H H H TEATER 1

“A brilliant performance for children, told with warmth, humour and a zest for life.”

H H H H H Børn i byen

PERFORMER: Mette Rosleff DIRECTOR: Giacomo Ravicchio AGE GROUP: 2-5 years

MANUSCRIPT: Mette Rosleff & Giacomo Ravicchio

DURATION: 30 min.

SET DESIGN: Giacomo Ravicchio

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English & Danish

COMPOSER: Martin Vognsen PROPS: Sigurd Dissing

WEBSITE: www.teatermy.dk

TECHNICIAN: Sigurd Dissing

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Teater refleksion / andy manley

: night light

Date: wednesday may 9 th | Time: 11.05 & 13.25 | Venue: teater refleksion

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: About the performance

: About teater refleksion / andy manley

The blackbird sings to welcome the night. The day slows and soon all are asleep. All except one who cannot sleep. A child, curious to know who looks after the night.

Teater Refleksion and Andy Manley have created shows like Goodbye Mr. Muffin, Songs from above and White. They are internationally regarded for their poignant and poetic shows for the very young.

And so begins a magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day. Night Light is a theatrical poem, set within an installation, about darkness and children’s relationship with light. Night Light is co-produced with Imaginate and Red Bridge Arts, commissioned through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

: THE PRESS WROTE “Quietly humorous and gentle, Night Light is a

“A delicate and delightful work of object theatre.”

wonderfully imagined dream world. The entire

H H H H Sunday Herald

team has created a cornucopia of wonder.”

H H H H H Edinburgh Guide

“An exquisite, captivating instance of children’s

“A beautiful immersive experience.”

H H H H The Herald

theatre at it’s best.”

H H H H The Scotsman

PERFORMERS: Andy Manley MANUSCRIPT: Andy Manley, Bjarne Sandborg & AGE GROUP: 3-6 years

Mariann Aagaard

DURATION: 40 min.

DIRECTOR: Bjarne Sandborg

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English, French & Danish

SET DESIGN: Mariann Aagaard MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN: Daniel Padden

WEBSITE: www.refleksion.dk + www.andymanley.com

LIGHT DESIGN: Anders Kjems

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Teatergruppen batida

: solo for two Date: wednesday may 9 th | Time: 14.30 | Venue: teater katapult

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: About the performance

: About teatergruppen batida

The conductor is waiting impatiently. But the members of The Sweet Seven Magic Orchestra call one after the other to say they can’t make it to the concert. Initially despairing, he decides to make the most of a hopeless situation: He will instead play his secretly composed Solo Trumpet Concerto which undoubtedly will make his fame.

A vibrant and colourful ensemble of musical actors, Teatergruppen Batida has developed it’s very own unique and interacting theatrical style and has over time created a wide range of shows, addressing all age groups – adults included.

Just as he is about to begin, one final band member shows up; the most untalented and hopeless musician who thinks of nothing but football. This can only end in disaster ... and it does! However, it comes to show that the two musicians have more in common than first expected – especially a very unusual song from the small town of Libovich!

The shows are performed at Batida‘s own theatre – a converted factory building in Copenhagen – as well as on tour anywhere in the world where they may find an audience. Batida has toured in more than 45 different countries.

: THE PRESS WROTE “Big noses and strong emotions. Solo for two is a warm, charming and extremely well composed clowns’ comedy for all family members.” Teateravisen

PERFORMERS: Søren Valente Ovesen & Simon Holm MANUSCRIPT: Giacomo Ravicchio AGE GROUP: From 5 years

DIRECTOR: Giacomo Ravicchio

DURATION: 45 min.

SET DESIGN: Giacomo Ravicchio

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English, Spanish & Danish

COMPOSER: Per Thomsen TECHNICIAN: Mads Rasmussen

WEBSITE: www.batida.dk

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: official showcase hotel : HOTEL RITZ Banegårdspladsen 12 8000 Aarhus C

In the very heart of Aarhus you will find the charming Hotel Ritz – a traditional privately owned hotel filled with atmosphere and delicate details. The accommodation includes breakfast buffet (open 6.45 - 9.45 on weekdays and from 7.30 -10.30 in the weekend). Wireless internet access is available in all rooms. Tel. +45 89 13 44 44 Mail: mail@hotelritz.dk   www.hotelritz.dk

: TOURIST INFORMATION www.visitaarhus.com

: EMERGENCY CALLS Tel. 112

: TAXI SERVICE Tel. + 45 89 48 48 48

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: showcase dinning : SPISELAUGET Skovgaardsgade 3 – Godsbanen 8000 Aarhus C

During :DANISH+ 2018 you can look forward to dining and networking at Spiselauget Godsbanen during our breaks. Their meals are build on ecological, seasonal and local choices and their staff make great coffee served with a smile. The setting is quite different from other restaurants and cafés, so you are in for a unique experience. All meals are of course included in the delegate package!

: OPENING HOURS Ordinary shops Monday-Friday: 10.00-18.00/20.00 Saturday: 10.00-17.00/18.00 Sunday: 10.00-16.00/17.00 Please note that some of the minor stores will close earlier and stay closed on Sundays.

Banks: Weekdays: 10.00-16.00 There are several 24-hour ATM’s in the inner-city Please note that most shops will be closed on Thursday the 10th of May because of a public holiday.

Supermarkets: Weekdays 9.00-21.00 24-hour supermarket: Netto, Skt. Knuds Torv 2

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: secretariat :DANISH+ Secretariat c/o Teatret Gruppe 38 Mejlgade 55B | DK-8000 Aarhus C Tel. +45 86 13 53 11 Mail: info@danishplus.dk www.danishplus.dk :DANISH+ producer: Malene Cathrine Pedersen +45 22 15 58 18 / info@danishplus.dk :DANISH+ pr & project assistant: Cecilie Fast +45 23 84 77 49 / cecilie.danishplus@gmail.com :DANISH+ festival assistant: Sofie Skjøtt sofie.danishplus@gmail.com :DANISH+ administration: Marianne Greve Iversen +45 20 12 84 95 / mgi@gruppe38.dk

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